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Hi Expert
I am trying to get data form a table using following code, it does not wotk

     Dim datemp As New SqlDataAdapter(" select * FROM customer ", conexp)
        datemp.Fill(dstemp, "customer")
        dttemp = dstemp.Tables("customer")
        Dim dv As New DataView

        dv = New DataView(dstemp.Tables(0), " Microsoft.VisualBasic.Left(customer.ccode, 3) ' ='FMS'", "", DataViewRowState.CurrentRows)
        DataGridView1.DataSource = dv

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Robert SchuttSoftware EngineerCommented:
The selection filter is not supposed to use VB.NET code, you can use some SQL-like functions, see explanation here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.data.datacolumn.expression(v=vs.100).aspx (under Expression Syntax).

In this case you could use:
dv = New DataView(dttemp, "Substring(ccode, 1, 3)='FMS'", "", DataViewRowState.CurrentRows)

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Jacques Bourgeois (James Burger)PresidentCommented:
I would expand on Robert's answer.

Shy away from anything that comes from the Microsoft.VisualBasic namespace. This has been designed to enable conversions from VB6 to VB.NET (as bad as they are), and to help amateur programmers moving from classic to .NET VB programming.

Learn to use the equivalent methods in the framework instead. They are often easier to use, but the most important reason is that they usually offer more features, such as text alignment on the MessageBox.Show method that replaces MsgBox. They also prepare you to switch to another language if you ever need to, because all the .NET languages use those methods, while only VB uses the Microsoft.VisualBasic methods.

When you do not find what is the equivalent in .NET of a VB6 method or feature, simply ask here. You can also give a look a document I built for my own use while I was making the transition 14 years ago. It far from being complete, but it can help you starting. Disregard the French introduction, the listing of equivalences is understandable for anybody who know VB.
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